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Photos from the 2016 Association Weekend

The Association Weekend 2016 brought more of us together than ever to enjoy our cheaper dinner prices, an excellent buffet & wine-tasting, Cowan Court's formal opening and celebrations of literature, engineering and astronomy.

Churchill alumnus Rob Douglas and his wife Hilary endow an annual bursary for undergraduate students studying arts subjects at the College

Churchill alumnus Rob Douglas (U67) and his wife Hilary have recently made a significant donation to the College to endow the Rob and Hilary Douglas Cambridge Bursary, an annual bursary for undergraduate students studying arts subjects at the College. 

From the Collection: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill by John Leigh Pemberton (1965), after Sir William Orpen (1916)

The portrait of Sir Winston Churchill that hangs in the Dining Hall at Churchill College is a copy after a painting by William Orpen. It is not the image of Churchill we are most familiar with, in this painting he looks anxious, uncertain, subdued. Yet, it is a portrait that the wartime leader regarded as the finest of himself, one that “captured his soul”.

Professor Oliver Hart wins economics Nobel Prize

We are delighted to report that Oliver Hart,  Fellow in Economics at Churchill College from 1975–1981, has been jointly awarded the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences, along with Bengt Holmström of MIT for their work in the field of contracts. This is the 32nd Nobel prize awarded to a member of the College.

Churchill student treks to investigate the physiological mechanisms of human adaptation to high-altitude

Churchill postgraduate student, Joseph Donelly is currently undertaing a research trip to the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalaya as part of the University of British Columbia expedition investigating the physiological mechanisms of human adaptation to high-altitude.

Cambridge prepares South Wales teenagers for success

Churchill's Widening Participation Officer — Dr Jonathan Padley, originally from Swansea, has just completed a week-long tour of South Wales to inspire 875 teenagers to enter top universities.